Workshop masculinities - from #MeToo to men*work
In cooperation with the Gunda Werner Institute in the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Network Forum Men in Theory and Practice of Gender Relations cordially invites you to a panel discussion and a workshop.
The revelations about sexual harassment and sexualised violence by Harvey Weinstein in autumn 2017 have triggered an international social debate. Under the Hashtag #MeToo, people who have experienced sexism and sexualised violence - most of them women* - report to this day on sexism and sexualised violence. The Hashtag has generated a huge media response, triggered important debates, broken taboos and once again drawn attention to one of the most important feminist and gender-political issues: sexualised violence and abuse of power in gender relations.
We find men* and women* in this debate predominantly in familiar roles: Men* use their positions of power to commit sexual assaults or to force women to give their consent, which cannot be one. However, there are also men in this campaign who describe their experiences with sexual assault and sexism - this led, for example, to the "Causa Kevin Spacey". Recently, however, there have also been cases in which men* claim to have experienced sexual violence from women*, such as in the case of Prof. Avital Ronell and Asia Argento, where addictions also existed. We therefore find men* in this debate in a wide variety of roles: as defendants and victims and, of course, as participants in the debate, widely dispersed between the poles in solidarity and destructively.
This opening of the discourse in all its facets is important because it opens up other perspectives on constructions of masculinity beyond the usual stereotypes and images. The confrontation with what it means to be a man and masculinity today is important for emancipative gender politics, which men* have in mind as actors and addressees.
The "Workshop Männlichkeiten - von #MeToo bis Männer*arbeit" offers the opportunity to deal with different male political perspectives and topics. The panel discussion on Friday evening "#MeToo - And where are the men*" will address the prevailing views of masculinity and gender stereotypes, which promote (sexualised) violence and contribute to the fact that (sexualised) violence against women* and men* is not taken seriously. In several workshops this topic can be deepened on Saturday.
In further workshops, members of the Network Forum Men in Theory of Gender Relations will discuss topics related to men's* counselling and gender equality work, such as prostitution, shame and being a man*. Also discussed and considered will be how the joint commitment of women* and men* can lead to greater effectiveness in gender equality work.
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)